gongSo many creative endeavors have been explored at the farm, from collective composting and companion planting, to community yoga, to theater productions and pesto contests. We are a community space. We focus our efforts on Sharing, Teaching, and Farming, but we are open to the world of possibilities.

 

 

 

Sharing

Thirds Share Initiative

Food grown at the farm is allocated using our Tri Cycle Farms’ Thirds Share Initiative in which we share a third of what we grow with volunteers, give a third to food pantries and community meals, and sell a third to sustain the farm and demonstrate the economy of food.

At Tri Cycle Farms, volunteers share in each harvest and work to grow food for our community.  Produce is donated to Sunday Supper, a weekly community meal prepared at Trinity United Methodist Church, and offered to those who come to us in need. To ensure the sustainability of our programs, produce and herbs are also sold at the Crossroads Farmer’s Market, as well as to local restaurants, including Pesto Café, Hammontree’s, James at the Mill, and The Farmer’s Table Café. 

Share a third with our volunteers…

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Give a third to food pantries and community meals…

giveSell a third to sustain the farm and demonstrate the economy of food…

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Grow & Share Everywhere! Program

The Grow & Share Everywhere! Program is our initiative to see thriving gardens throughout the community. Through tool sharing, crop mobbing, and informational support, we want to assist with the development of other urban farms, community gardens, and home gardens.

The implementation of a community garden at North Creekside Apartments, launched in the winter of 2014 in collaboration with the Specialized Real Estate Group, will serve as the pilot project for the Grow & Share Everywhere! Program. Tri Cycle is collaboratively guiding this project through help with garden design, mobilization of participants, and resource sharing. Community members involved in the garden are also encouraged to participate in activities and classes at Tri Cycle Farms, which is right down the street!

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Teaching

 


Tri Cycle Farms collaborates with knowledgeable local teachers and farmers to offer garden, food, and holistic health classes to the community. Some are hands-on workshops while others are classroom-style, and some charge a small fee while most are donation-based, but we invite all to come share in the knowledge and wisdom. Some examples of our education based events include:

  • How to build a hoophouse or start seeds
  • Native plant and herb identification and foraging walks
  • Mushroom inoculation
  • Cooking and nutrition, including food preservation like canning and dehydrating
  • Using herbs in tinctures, soaps and extractions
  • Creating bird houses or other crafts from forest and garden debris or plants

For details on upcoming classes and workshop events, visit our events calendar!

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Farming

 


Our sweet little 2-acre farm consists of our main diversity garden, the children’s garden and strawberry-sunflower circle, the new market garden, and the hoop house. We also have a chicken coop with 6 laying hens, and one buzzin’ bee hive.

We glean our farming methods from a variety of styles, with an emphasis on John Jeavon’s ‘Grow Bio-intensive’ method and permaculture inspired gardening.

We currently have 2 major, ongoing volunteer programs designed to instill the foundations of farm care in all who are interested:

Garden Tenders Program: Through the Garden Tenders Program, you can become more deeply involved in the processes of the garden while truly impacting its success. You’ll learn gardening skills such as crop rotation, companion planting, and small space urban gardening while helping to increase our food production capacity here at the farm!

 

Chicken Tenders Program: The Chicken Tenders Program was started and implemented by volunteers interested in the care of urban chickens. As a Chicken Tender, volunteers learn to maintain coop structured maintenance and repairs, maintain coop cleanliness, incubate eggs and rear chicks, as well as check and provide daily watering and feeding care. Stop by and see our pretty birds!

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering as a Tender, visit our Contact page to let us know, or sign up on our mailing list to be notified of upcoming 2017 Volunteer Training and Tri Cycle News!

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Check out our Facebook feed for a taste of recent activity:

So pleased to have you meet Heather Mooney, and to express our thanks for having had this opportunity to meet her too!

NCCC Earth Team 5 Profiles in Service: Heather Mooney
Service Description: AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps.)

Earth Team 5, Tri Cycle Farms, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Previous Service: Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Topeka, Kansas

Hometown: Kent, Washington

“This service year has helped me develop an idea of what I want to do after AmeriCorps, and has given me the experience I need to continue in my desired career. To me, service means assisting others in any possible way that I can. I now know not to go off-roading two hours after it rains in Louisiana.”

#AmeriCorpsNCCC #AmeriCorpsNCCCSouthwestRegion #Earth5 #TriCycleFarms
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A big thank you to everyone who helped plant our food forest today! We were able plant 44 trees today of different varieties. We could have never done this without the continued love and support from the community.
#americorps #americorpsncccsouthwestregion #earth5 #vitafusion #simplygood #fruittreeproject #fruittreeplantingfoundation
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Tomorrow we plant a food future! Join us at Tri Cycle Farms for Growing a Community Food Forest with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation and Vitafusion. We start at 9:30am! ... See MoreSee Less

Growing a Community Food Forest with FTPF and Vitafusion

June 20, 2017, 9:30am - June 20, 2017, 3:00pm

Tri Cycle Farms

Tri Cycle Farms is proud to announce that we have received a grant of 40-50 fruit trees from the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation! We invite the community to join Tri Cycle Farms, the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, and primary sponsor Vitafusion for a Food Forest Community Event at the farm on Tuesday, June 20th, at 9:30am! Volunteers will plant a variety of fruit trees in cleared areas around the perimeter of the farm. Please bring a water bottle and sun protection. We will provide water and light refreshments. Samples of Vitafusion's gummy vitamin products will be available as well! We ask that all volunteers park at Trinity United Methodist Church. Overflow parking is available in the student lot on the side of the Harp's at Wedington and Garland. See our website for more information. A free class on fruit tree planting and care presented by The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation will follow the event. Stick around and learn how to start your own orchard! If you have any questions about this event or volunteering in general, or would like to register a group for this event, please email the volunteer coordinator, Delilah, at volunteer@tricyclefarms.org. Thank you to all of our sponsors for this community-building event: The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, Vitafusion, The Walmart Foundation, ABI Systems, Ewing Irrigation, Hugg & Hall, Whole Foods, Ames Orchard and Nursery, Fayettechill, ArCOP, Ozarks Electric, and West Tree Company.

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A beautiful day in the neighborhood 🙂

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Summer is on its way as the sun starts to rise earlier and earlier each day. What better way to enjoy a morning in the garden than with breath and intentional movement as the birds sing us their tunes.

Every Friday we will meet in the garden at 7AM for Slow Flow Yoga and Meditation. This yoga will be easeful and beginner friendly so that all levels are welcome (kids included). Savasana will be longer for anyone who needs to leave early. Mats will not be provided.

If you are available to stay afterwards, we will harvest strawberries, kale, various herbs, and other goods the garden has available at this time. Bag, hat, water bottle, and misquito protection recommended.

Please PARK at Trinity United First Methodist Church across the street. Meet in the back near the picnic tables. This event is FREE, but any donations will go to support the farm.
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Yogardening

June 16, 2017, 7:00am - June 16, 2017, 8:00am

Tri Cycle Farms

Summer is on its way as the sun starts to rise earlier and earlier each day. What better way to enjoy a morning in the garden than with breath and intentional movement as the birds sing us their tunes. Every Friday we will meet in the garden at 7AM for Slow Flow Yoga and Meditation. This yoga will be easeful and beginner friendly so that all levels are welcome (kids included). Savasana will be longer for anyone who needs to leave early. Mats will not be provided. If you are available to stay afterwards, we will harvest strawberries, kale, various herbs, and other goods the garden has available at this time. Bag, hat, water bottle, and misquito protection recommended. Please PARK at Trinity United First Methodist Church across the street. Meet in the back near the picnic tables. This event is FREE, but any donations will go to support the farm.

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